Many Windows users take advantage of shortcuts on their computer desktop or Start menu to access programs they use frequently. Shortcuts can also be used within your file structure, as an aid to organising your material. If you organise your files into folders and subfolders, you may come across documents which seem to belong in more than one category. One option is to create multiple copies of files, but this can take up a lot of space on your hard drive, and may create problems if you edit one copy of a file but not the others. A more elegant solution is to use shortcuts: the file stays in one location, but you can also open it from elsewhere.
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